Some Facts About Class Piano
Here are some facts about piano as taught in a class setting:
–Class piano first came into widespread practice in Europe around the beginning of the 19th century
–Class piano was used as a teaching technique by some of the greatest pianists of all time, including Franz Liszt, Clara Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, and Anton Rubinstein.
–The first class piano programs were launched in U.S. public schools in 1913, and were widespread by the 1930s
–By the 1970s, the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) began to provide training on how to teach piano as a class
–Class piano is taught in 643 colleges in America